Hello, I am Marcus

I am a licenced Landscape Architect in the State of Illinois specializing on sustainable design and site development, as well as sustainable stormwater management.

I provide design services for the large to the residential scale, the private, public, corporate and institutional landscapes.

Common design elements for residential landscapes include

  • green roofs and roof gardens,
  • rain water harvesting,
  • porous pavement technologies,
  • development of bioretention (such as rain gardens),
  • and the effective and aesthetic integration of native prairie vegetation

My services build on the triple bottom line principle, catering to those seeking environmentally responsible solutions. I am a strong believer in the integrated design approach. My network of professionals in various disciplines allows me to build green teams that fit my clients’ needs. Or, I would be delighted to be part of your own green team.

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Short Bio

Marcus de la fleur is a Registered Landscape Architect with 20+ years of experience and owner of the design and consulting firm de la fleur LLC in Chicago, IL. He received his horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and obtained his Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Marcus has contributed to the design and management of multiple sustainable projects (some of them LEED registered or certified) and has extensive field experience in sustainable technologies through his past work in Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain. He also led the development of the Morton Arboretum’s Collections Master Plan in 2000. He is devoted to the integration of sustainable design, ecology, and stormwater management.

Marcus is frequently retained by organizations and groups to speak about his experience with his pilot projects One Drop at a Time and One Watt at a Time.